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Guide to Getting Involved

There are a wide range of ways to get involved in the JHCS community, from participation in our Parent Association to sharing your time, resources, and gifts to enhance the student experience at the school. Our school philosophy expresses our belief that education is a collaboration among the school, the family, and the community, and we are so grateful for your participation and support in advancing our mission.


JHCS Parent Association

Parent Association exists to provide support to the school & faculty. We are successful in doing this because of our supportive community. We rely on generous donations of your time, talent, energy, and financial support to provide food, assistance, and appreciation for faculty and staff all year long through activities such as parent-teacher conferences, admissions open houses, graduation, holiday gifts, and spring staff appreciation. Additionally, the PA hosts (almost) monthly school-wide hot lunches; parents volunteer to provide the food, serve the meal, and clean up. Money generated from the payment of the lunches is used to help fund staff appreciation in the spring.


We look forward to seeing you, working alongside you, and supporting our school and faculty!

If you are interested in getting involved or participating in any way please reach out to [email protected].


Our annual planning meeting will be scheduled for October: check back soon!



Giving at JHCS

The Community School is a nonprofit and depends on financial contributions from the community, teachers, and, most importantly, families. Each year we strive to have 100% giving from JHCS Community members. Please visit our Giving Page to learn more about What Giving Looks Like at JHCS. Below are the key date ranges for our three major fundraising campaigns:


Old Bill’s Fun Run: Giving Season open August 11-September 15 at 5pm

Annual Fund Drive: October through December 31st.

Annual Gala Fundraiser: Attend the Gala every spring


You can also support JHCS when you shop at Smith’s: sign up your Smith’s Card and designate JHCS as your charity.


Contact the Director of Advancement, Grace Tirapelle ([email protected]), for help with signing up for corporate giving programs or with any other questions about giving or getting involved.